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by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama
Meet Amy Smith: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor and Circulation Supervisor at Troy University in Montgomery, AL
Rachael: Favorite book?
Amy: I have very little time for pleasure reading, but I enjoy the children’s books I get to read to my kids. A few of our favorites are Clifford, Good Night Moon, and Love from My Heart to a Precious Little Girl: Weimer, Heidi R.
Rachael: Favorite website/blog?
Amy: A favorite blog of mine is Tribal Wife—a missionary friend of mine chronicles her family’s life working as Tribal Missionaries in Papua New Guinea.
Rachael: Favorite thing about libraries/library technologies?
Amy: There is always something new to learn about and use.
Rachael: You have been working in libraries for a number of years–what positions have you held? How did you get these jobs?
Amy: I have been working at a Troy University in Montgomery for 7 years now as the Circulation Supervisor. I found the position in a local job advertisement, and applied with no previous experience or any clue what I would be doing. To say the least, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! After a number of years, I decided this was meant to be my career path in life. I graduated in May 2013 with my MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi. I am looking forward to working as a Librarian and taking on new challenges to enhance my skills and abilities within the field.
Rachael: Best piece of job hunting/career advice?
Amy: Remember to be open-minded and apply for positions you’re interested in. Be Yourself. Don’t have regrets, if you don’t apply, you’ll never know what the outcome could have been.